Amir  Asghari
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My name is Amir. I joined the prof. Kushner's lab in late 2019 to start my PhD program on the genetic and neurobiological discovery of psychiatric disorders with focus on schizophrenia and bipolar mood disorder. The main objective of our study is to identify the causative genetic variants upon a Mendelian pattern of disease inheritance. The general workflow for this purpose in our lab goes through the next-generation sequencing technologies together with classical linkage analysis, iPSC-originated neural cell culture modeling, and neuro-electrophysiological/patch clamp recordings.



Master of Science

in Medical Physiology - Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran


Bachelor of Science

in Cellular and Molecular Biology - Rabe Rashid Higher Educational Institute, Tabriz University, Iran



Research Internship

in Tissue engineering for traumatic brain injury using stem/progenitor cell-coated self-assembling oligopeptide nanoscaffolds - Neuroscience Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran


MSc Thesis Project

in Studying the role of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) inhibitor aminoguanidine in offspring neural damage following TiO2 nanoparticles-induced neurotoxicity in pregnant rats - Division of Neurocognitive, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran